When two architects couldn’t find an acceptable or affordable custom railing replacement for a multifamily residential project, they naturally started their own company, Bok Modern. Freed by technology from the traditional rigors of welding and grinding architectural metalwork, Bok laser cuts patterns out of flat metal sheets to create panels for walls, fences, and, yes, railings. As a bonus, all factory waste is recycled. Lotus (pictured here), a custom pattern inspired by a nest, is derived from a California casino owner’s desire to update the exterior of his 1970s building. • bokmodern.com